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Status: 500 Internal Server Error

I run /path/to/drush/drush status from the shell just fine, but if I run it from a script called from cron I get this error. Status: 500 Internal Server Error Content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 ...
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How to stop cron process without rebooting my server?

I have tried the following: drush php-eval "\Drupal::lock()->release('cron');" This had no effect. I'm still seeing "Attempting to re-run cron" errors pile up in the log. I ...
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How to execute migration in queue through cron run?

I am migrating some nodes from an API. The API only accepts 60 requests per minute. So it means if 60 items are imported in a minute, all other items will not be imported because the API will return ...
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hook_cron triggered manually but not automatically

That hook cron below is executed when i manually trigger the cron but is not on a regular automatic base (every 3h). How can it be ? function my_module_cron() { \Drupal::logger('my_module')->...
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Cron is running but not saving entity

I am trying to create a simple hook_cron to connect with an external API, return some data and update some fields in some entities. I'm creating like this to understand better how cron works, so I ...
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How many temporary files will be deleted on every cron run?

I was just wondering if anyone knew how many files the Drupal cron removes from your tmp/ directory per cron run? Is it limited to 100 at a time? Where can I see this information?
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Cron Tasks not running in background, causing pages to take forever to load

We recently upgraded to D8 and I have been experiencing weird issues with Cron. Specifically, whenever the Cron is running, web pages are taking forever to load because cron is running some JS on the ...
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Change system file temporary maximum age

The default setting given to delete temp files is after 6 hours minimum. I have users upload files and I want that if it has temp status, delete it after 15 secs. Tweaking the file module code is ...
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How can I completely disable cron so that it won't run even if the cron URL is hit or cron is ran manually?

When working on a dev site I'd like to put in a safeguard to make sure cron cannot run, even if triggered manually. Is there a way to do this in Drupal 7?
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Why is my custom webform handler, when called via cron, doesn't load and email attachments?

I created a custom webform handler that on postSave adds webform id to the queue: public function postSave(WebformSubmissionInterface $webform_submission, $update = TRUE) { $item = array( '...
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How to set up a cron job that runs for a specific rule?

I have a 2 rules that should run each on a specific time interval instead of the regular cron job setting. I have a list of "Sessions" (entity type) that should be evaluated to see if their ...
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How can I have a single QueueWorker run on cron for multiple Queues?

I have a site in which I associate multiple Config Entities with a single Queue ie. example_queue (using the default QueueInterface). My Config Entities produce records that are processed as queue ...
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Is there a token for the cron token?

For internal use by editors I would like to get cron link into a custom menu, but I need to do this dynamically, such that it can used across multiple sites. Editors do not have access to Admin ...
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Ultimate Cron installation Table 'db_name.ultimate_cron_log' doesn't exist

After installing the ultimate cron module version 8.x-2.0-alpha4, When I navigate to (/admin/config/system/cron/jobs), I get the following error meassage - Base table or view not found: 1146 Table '...
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What is the mechanism behind class comments?

* @QueueWorker( * id = "my_module_image_style", * title = @Translation("Generate image styles"), * cron = {"time" = 60} * ) And more specifically what is the effect of cron = {"time" = ...
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Running cron every minute on Pantheon with Elysia Cron

I am on pantheon now and I've never used a cloud host before so I'm used to being able to set cron on the server. This is totally new territory for me. I have some tasks that I need to run every ...
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Feeds Importer and cron not running

I have a Drupal 7 setup with a number of different content types, each with a common set of fields. Each content type has its own feed, which calls a .csv that's produced from a Google Spreadsheet ...
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Cron error: LogicException : Render context is empty

In a custom module (sel), I have this code: function sel_cron() { $accountSwitcher = Drupal::service('account_switcher'); $account = \Drupal\user\Entity\User::load(1); $accountSwitcher->...
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How to confirm that drush-based cron is being called from crontab?

I don’t know whether this is a docksal-specific question or a general cron one, but likely the latter. I’ve set up a crontab for docksal (see https://blog.docksal.io/running-scheduled-events-with-...
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How to override core history_cron

I want to display the reading history of nodes using Views. For this reason there is a history module in core, but the history_cron hook deletes history older than 1 month. I want to override this ...
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Change the value of a taxonomy field on cron run

I have the article node with two extra fields: Taxonomy reference field field_verification_status with two possible values: Valid (tid: 272) Expired (tid: 271) Date field (field_article_expiry_date)...
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Create a cron job to automatically clear cache

I'm trying to clear cache automatically with a cron job but it didn't work. I'm debugging simply on the browser at this link website-url/cronjob.php. I think it's a problem with the syntax, I have ...
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Set up a cron job to run drush migrate command

I have a custom module which migrates articles from a remote xml file. Because the RSS feed changes, I want my Drupal site to be in sync with the RSS feed. How do add e.g this command drush mim ...
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How to include or hit a php file from custom module in Drupal 8

I am working on a custom Drupal 8 module. I have a seperate php script as a .php file. I want to include that file in my Drupal 8 module, in simple words I want to hit that .php file by running my ...
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How to re-publish nodes after unpublishing with hook_cron?

Good morning, I'm running some tests with hook_cron in Drupal 8. My goal is to unpublish nodes of a specific content type ('event'), and once I enabled my module, I was able to accomplish this. ...
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Cron error message. table or view not found: 1146

In watchdog I am seeing an error when cron is run. Drupal\Core\Database\DatabaseExceptionWrapper: SQLSTATE[42S02]: Base table or view not found: 1146 Table 'tdtvnksvps.field_deleted_data_38d3088921'...
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How to schedule content every Wednesday at 18.00 (6 PM)?

Looking for something which was easy in Drupal 7, but can't find it or can't get it to work in Drupal 8. import feed do not publish content immediately run a rule that sets the content to publish ...
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Cron timeouts at 60 seconds, but all the related timeouts are set higher

We're getting 504 Gateway Timeouts on AWS from a Drupal 7 site at 60 seconds, but everything AFAIK is greater than that. The timeout is specifically during running the feeds_source_import in Ultimate ...
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Error while set a paragraph field to NULL during cron run

I am using Drupal 8 and I have implemented a hook_cron to set a node field to NULL. Here is my code: if ($lesson->field_lesson_ended_at->value < $current_time && $session_id &&...
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Job queue – dealing with stuck records

I have a cron job that gets stuck because I have a loop claiming items from the queue that ends on numberOfItems() == 0, which never happens because one of the queue items is stuck and cannot be ...
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How To Get Item_id value in ProcessItem function

I developed a custom module which will process my items in queue. I have some custom table and custom action buttons to Process queue items. When i click on "Process Queue" button it will call the ...
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Exporting a View CSV during Cron

I'm working on a drupal 7 site and my client would like to have a certain view export as a CSV once a day into a folder. My initial thought was to tie this functionality to our cron schedule, but I'm ...
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Is it possible to invoke cron within a hook or route class?

I'm using the Deploy suite, which requires cron to be run after a deployment is created. However, when I try to execute \Drupal\Core\Cron::run(); from hook_entity_create() or from a route Class, it ...
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Using Ultimate cron to set a specific time to run a function of module, but it is not working as expected

I have set ultimate cron job time once a day but it works at every hour because another default site cron is running every hour. This code is working on production but not according to crontab time i....
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How can I delete a file in a cron job?

A custom module is creating a file in public:// folder, that should reside there only temporary. How can I delete this temporary file in a cron job?
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Why are image styles only being generated during a cron run?

I've got a weird thing going where image styles are not being generated after uploading images (as media entities) Image styles are generated during a cron run. Is there a setting for this that I ...
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Programmatically get the results of a view

Using the group module in D8, I have the below view with machine name: group_members_per_group Machine Name of: (Member account) User: Full Name is: field_user_full_name (Member account) User: ...
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Weekly Drupal cron task exiting unexpectedly, Drupal not reporting error

I have my doubts that this problem is actually caused by my Drupal configuration, but am wondering if anyone else has experienced a similar issue and how they went (or would go about) troubleshooting ...
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Drush command to run cron won't work in Crontab

I am attempting to run two Drush commands from my crontab: # m h dom mon dow command */2 * * * * drush -r /path -l https://www.domain.com/ cron */2 * * * * drush -r /path -l https://www.domain.com/...
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Finding nodes that have not been indexed

On a Drupal 8 website I'm administering the ratio of paged indexed by search_cron stays at a value far below 100%. New pages are indexed, but it looks as if updated pages are not indexed again. I ...
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Drupal website goes offline every 2 days for 15 minutes

We provide hosting services (Dedicated Server) to a client whose website is based on drupal. This month, his website goes offline for 15 minutes every 2 days. We already have monitoring tools (i.e ...
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drupal_http_request as authenticated user during cron

I have a rule set up that runs during cron. Part of that rule is an action that is supposed to save a PDF (via Entity Print which only authenticated users can access) to my server. It works fine when ...
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module to test if e-mail is working

In D7 I'm trying to determine the best way to periodically check if e-mail is working. I'm looking for a way to create a workflow that, say, on cron would check the day of the month, if it's the day ...
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Schedule cron jobs using Ultimate Cron

In one of my modules I would like to create two different cron jobs to handle two different procedures. What I did was to use the Ultimate Cron module, and by implementing the cron api, to schedule ...
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Cannot get subscriptions to send out at correct intervals

I set up the "subscriptions" module and have set it so that all members of the page have access to a number of panels. One allows them to set the frequency of emails, one allows them to pick and ...
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Error: Cron has not run recently. But it did!

I have a site (hosted on Acquia) which always return an error about cron not running on the Status report page, but it actually runs regularly and it does all the task attached to it. Cron is running ...
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Trigger cron internally using PHP

The server my site is on cannot use curl, wget or lynx to call the external cron address (eg http://example.com/cron/cron_key) Is it possible to use php to 'run' the cron from inside the server. I'...
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How can I automate the "Clear Cache" everyday?

Currently we have to clear it manually everyday logging in to admin console and browsing to Home->Administration->Configuration->Development->Performance Is there way we can automate this job in ...
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Jobs falling behind in Ultimate Cron, but none take very long to run

I have a total of 15 cron jobs set up in Ultimate Cron. 14 of them are set to run every 15 minutes, and 15th runs once a week. The longest of the 14 takes 22 seconds to complete. They are only ...
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Ensure that all Cron jobs work correctly

I have a Mobile APP with a Drupal 8 admin backend and I have almost 20 cron jobs running at least 15 times on the day. I'm using Ultimate Cron and Advanced queue modules for handling this. I know that ...
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